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A city in Turkey named Batman is suing Christopher Nolan. Perfect.

Mayor Kalkan, speaking to the Hürriyet Daily News and the Economic Review, said last year foreign media picked up on Batman and the city’s increasing suicide rates among women. He said a columnist asked why Batman’s mayor did not sue the movie Batman for royalties while struggling with economic problems. “We found this criticism right and started to look for legal possibilities of a case like that,” he said.

Meanwhile, local newspaper Batman Ça?da? alleged yesterday that Batman residents living abroad cannot use Batman as a title for their business, leading the municipality to think about the royalty rights of that name.

(hurriyet via /film)

Um, you lost me at the part about the city’s increasing suicide rates among women. Whoops! What’s wrong with your city? I mean, besides the fact that it’s called Batman. Oh, and has an increasing suicide rate among women, what else is wrong with it? That’ll do, Batman, that’ll do.

The city, named after the Bat? Raman mountains, seems to have kind of missed the boat on suing over a character created nearly 70 years ago, but it’s nice to see them taking it straight to the source. Christopher Nolan. Deepest pockets. You know what, everything about this is ridiculous, including businessman ?afii Da?:

But Batman Ça?da? newspaper reported that ?afii Da?, a former Batman resident, currently living in the Germany city of Wesel, is one of those citizens who cannot use Batman as a title for his business, according to the newspaper. “I named my two restaurants Batman. But six months ago, a team of employees from the production company of the movie Batman made me change the title. Telling them that Batman was the name of my hometown did not change anything,” Da? said.

“I named my two restaurants Batman,” FTW. That is so funny. Nicely played, ?afii Da?. Although I have my suspicions about “a team of employees from the production company of the movie Batman” making you change the title. “I want my private jet fueled up and waiting for me on the tarmac. I need to fly directly to Wesel, Germany. Apparently someone’s named his two restaurants Batman. Team of employees, assemble!” It was more like one lawyer in the DC basement who sent a Cease and Desist letter, because you have two restaurants named Batman in Wesel, Germany, no one cares, you are the best, seriously, I love you and your restaurants, the end.